How Cardiac MRI Is Moving Us Closer to Personalized Medicine

This imaging modality can help physicians select the optimal treatment strategy for individuals with certain types of heart disease.


The effectiveness of drugs, devices and techniques for treating heart disease is determined through clinical trials conducted in thousands of individuals over long periods of time. When recommending treatment for a patient, physicians must rely on what has worked in similar patients. Since no treatment is 100% effective in everyone, this approach is not ideal. That’s why researchers are determined to find ways to tailor treatments to individuals.

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